Sale: 520 / Evening Sale, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 121000295

 
121000295
Gerhard Richter
War Cut II, 2004.
Multiple. Oil on cloth book cover, in squeegee ...
Estimate:
€ 70,000 - 90,000

 
$ 81,900 - 105,300

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Lot description
War Cut II. 2004.
Multiple. Oil on cloth book cover, in squeegee technique.
Butin 125. Signed, dated and numbered on the endpaper. Additionally numbered on one of the rear pages. From a series of 50 unique objects. 25.3 x 21.5 x 2.5 cm (9.9 x 8.4 x 0.9 in).
Artist book in red cloth binding with limp boards. In the artist's light gray boards case. In 2004 released as de-luxe edition by Suzanne Pagé and Hans Ulrich Obrist (Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris) through the publishing house of the bookstore Walther König, Cologne.
• Unique object.
• The first artist book in Richter's oeuvre appeared in the 1960s.
• The edition was made after the "Abstract Pictures" that Richter created with the squeegee .
• Through the usage of the squeegee Gerhard Richter attains a redefinition of contemporary abstract painting
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We are grateful to Dr. Dietmar Elger for his kind expert advice.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Springer, Berlin.
Private collection Hesse (acquired from above).

LITERATURE: Hubertus Butin and Stefan Gronert (editiors), Gerhard Richter. Editionen 1965-2004, Ostfildern-Ruit 2004, cat. no. 125 (with illu. on p. 276).
Hubertus Butin, Stefan Gronert and Thomas Olbricht (editors), Gerhard Richter. Editionen 1965-2013, Ostfildern-Ruit 2014, cat. no. 125 (with illu. on p. 296).
"Non-representational painting can be just as exciting as, for instance, instrumental music, if you really get involved with it. [..] with an abstract [picture], the image of an unknown landscape gradually forms. But the means are the same, that is the colors, shapes, proportions, structures - they are the same as in creating a real existing scene. That's why abstract images should be viewed the same way as even the most photo-realistic motifs. "
Gerhard Richter in an interview with Eva Karcher, Süddeutsche Zeitung Online on May 17, 2010

121000295
Gerhard Richter
War Cut II, 2004.
Multiple. Oil on cloth book cover, in squeegee ...
Estimate:
€ 70,000 - 90,000

 
$ 81,900 - 105,300

+
 


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